‘Filling Big Shoe’


Sen. Karnga-Lawrence Speaks After Succeeding Cllr. Brumskine

(L-R), Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence with Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine

The new political leader of the opposition Liberty Party (LP), Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence says she is filling a ‘big shoe’ left by the former political leader of the party, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine.

Senator Karnga-Lawrence and others were over the weekend elected by officials and members of the Liberty Party in Voinjama, Lofa County at the party’s special sitting.

At the sitting, the Grand Bassa County lawmaker was elected as the new political leader succeeding the three times defeated political leader, Cllr. Charles Brumskine.

The former political leader of the Liberty Party was defeated in 2005, 2011 and 2017 legislative and presidential elections and now feels it is time to take an exit in compliance with the party’s constitution.

Those elected as the new breed of leaders to take charge of the Liberty Party for the next six years include Senators Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence, Political Leader; Steve Zargo, National Chairman; others are Darius Dillon, Vice Chairman for Political Affairs; Jacob Smith, National Secretary General, Clar Edward Toomey, Vice Chair for Press and propaganda, amongst others.

In her acceptance speech, Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence recognized partisans, including Charles Walker Brumskine for reposing faith and confidence in her ability to lead the party.

The LP’s first partisan indicated that her ascendency to the party’s leadership is not easy.

“This is a huge shoe I am filling. It’s a great task to execute. It’s a huge task that I am fulfilling, but I intend to fill in this shoe to fill with your backing,” she said.

Meanwhile, Senator Karnga-Lawrence has disclosed ten pillars that she promised to implement while serving as political leader of the opposition Liberty Party.

She highlighted teamwork and support to build a vibrant and laudable opposition bloc, settlement of LP partisans across Liberia, peace and unity, the launching of LP’s regular fundraising crusades across the 15 counties, the promotion of honesty, trust and accountability, and increasing the voice of the party throughout the length and breadth of the country as key priorities for her administration.

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